COMMUNITY GARDEN at corner of Grandview and Lenox
History: In February, 2010, some First Presbyterian members had a vision to use part of the vacant lot adjacent to our parking lot for a community garden.
Soon we had a bequest of seed money from the family of Carter Cobb, in memory of her unique contribution to the beauty of our area through the Garden Club.
This enabled us to hire Fair Share Gardens consultant Joel Tippins to help us get started. He brought volunteers from their garden on White St. and from Embry Riddle University, as well as others, to build raised beds. Volunteers from First Presbyterian and from the neighborhood also pitched in and soon we had 43 beds, which are leased to neighbors and friends to share the joys and wonders of gardening in a community setting. The nominal seasonal cost helps pay for soil and water for the garden.
Reasons for the garden: Grow fresh produce, Improve nutrition, Be neighborly, Have fun, Create beauty, Reduce crime, Encourage family projects.
Gardeners gather on Saturday mornings to ask questions, to share tips, to weed together (more fun than alone). Friendships have formed, needs shared, and support provided among the gardeners. How does your garden grow? Very well, thank you, and more than produce is harvested.
Fellowship and pride in our community are main crop.
Recently our garden was featured on World Radio. Here is a link to there website and also to the story was aired.